"Purple For A Purpose" Supports Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Thursday, October 5, 2017
In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October, Partnership for Families, Children and Adults is launching “Purple 4 a Purpose.” Partnership is asking community members to wear purple on Oct. 25 and share pictures of their support on social media with us at @PartnershipFCA using the hashtag, #Purple4aPurpose.  
 
"Domestic violence impacts one in four women and one in seven men. Tennessee continuously ranks among the highest rates of homicide due to domestic violence in the nation.
Partnership operates the only rape crisis center and domestic violence shelter for both Hamilton and Marion counties. Additionally, the agency operates a 24/7 Crisis Hotline for domestic and sexual violence. Last year, Partnership served 741 victims of domestic violence and answered 7130 calls to its hotline, 423-755-2700," officials said.
 
“We see the devastating effects domestic violence has on our community day in and day out,” says Partnership’s Victim Support Services Director Sabrina Sammons. “The trauma of witnessing or being victimized by domestic violence is life altering. And because this crime often happens behind closed doors, spreading awareness and starting a conversation about this epidemic is critical.”  
 
For a full schedule of events to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness month, go to Partnershipfca.com or visit Partnership for Families, Children and Adults on Facebook.


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